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Kidsquest Children's Museum

Create learning through the power of play

three stars

85.50

1116 108th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004
tel: (425) 637-8100   Web Site
EIN: 91-1828830

Board Leadership
Tom Gilchrist and Janet Kelly
Co-Chairs

CEO
Putter Bert
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.50 three stars
  Financial 86.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

KidsQuest Children's Museum's mission is to create learning through the power of play and exploration that connects children to their communities and the world. As a hands-on, interactive children's museum, KidsQuest encourages learning through play with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Exhibits and programs are geared towards children 0-10 and their families. KidsQuest offers nearly 300 unique programs throughout the year including early learning classes, summer camps, school age workshops, free art and science programs, and many special events.

KidsQuest Children's Museum's mission is to create learning through the power of play and exploration that connects children to their communities and the world. As a hands-on, interactive children's museum, KidsQuest encourages learning through play with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Exhibits and programs are geared towards children 0-10 and their families. KidsQuest offers nearly 300 unique programs throughout the year including early learning classes, summer camps, school age workshops, free art and science programs, and many special events.

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Financial

three stars

86.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
69.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.12
  Program Expenses Growth 27.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidsquest Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidsquest Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidsquest Children's Museum (WA) 85.50 three stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 89.83 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 89.64 three stars
Amazement Square (VA) 91.10 four stars
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,413,133
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $533,476
   Fundraising Events $226,276
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,172,885
   Program Service Revenue $1,053,701
Total Primary Revenue $3,226,586
   Other Revenue $85,363
TOTAL REVENUE $3,311,949
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,775,217
   Administrative Expenses $458,461
   Fundraising Expenses $399,083
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,632,761
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-320,812
   
Net Assets $9,428,368

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 85.50 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2020 83.91 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-1828830
Name in IRS Master File KIDSQUEST CHILDRENS MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,829 4.86% Putter Bert Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidsquest Children's Museum (WA) 85.50 three stars
EdVenture (SC) 85.23 three stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 89.81 three stars
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 100.00 four stars
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kidsquest Children's Museum
1116 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
tel: (425) 637-8100
EIN: 91-1828830

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Board Leadership

Tom Gilchrist and Janet Kelly
Co-Chairs

CEO

Putter Bert
President & CEO

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